Reiko wears many hats. She is an award-winning writer of three books: Why She Left Us, Hiroshima in the Morning, and Shadow Child. As a teacher, she was on the faculty for the MFA in Creative Writing program at Goddard College in Vermont for 16 years and has taught master classes and at the Vortext writing salon for Hedgebrook. She is also the founder and leader of the Pele’s Fire writing retreat on the Big Island of Hawai’i, which ran for three years and then transformed itself into the Two Trees Writers Collaborative.